2022 Distinguished Lectures

Robert F. Mullins, MS, PhD

Gordon K. Klintworth, MD, PhD Distinguished Lecture

June 30, 2022
Robert F. Mullins, MS, PhD
Martin Carver Chair in Ocular Cell Biology
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa

José-Alain Sahel, MD

The Dastgheib Pioneer Award in Ocular Innovation Lecture

September 20, 2022
José-Alain Sahel, MD
Distinguished Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Exceptional Class Professor at Sorbonne Université, Paris
The Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair

Eve J. Higginbotham SM, MD, ML

The Annual Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series

September 22, 2022
Eve J. Higginbotham SM, MD, ML
Vice Dean for Penn Medicine Office of Inclusion and Diversity
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics
Professor of Ophthalmology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Daniel F. Martin, MD

Inaugural Mittra Family Foundation Lecture

November 29, 2022
Daniel F. Martin, MD
Chairman, Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic  

Rando Allikmets, PhD

Joseph M. Bryan Lecture

November 17, 2022
Rando Allikmets, PhD
Stargardt Disease (ABCA4) Locus as a Model for Complex Genetics in Mendelian Traits
Acquavella Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Research Director, Harkness Eye Institute Columbia University

Previous Guest Lectures

Stephen Pflugfelder, MD

The Stephen and Frances Foster Distinguished Lecture

April 11, 2022
Stephen Pflugfelder, MD
Professor and James and Margaret Elkins Chairman in Ophthalmology
Baylor College of Medicine

Adriana Di Polo, PhD, ARVO

Science Professor Lecture

April 14, 2022
Adriana Di Polo, PhD, ARVO
New Insights into Retinal Ganglion Cell Dysfunction and Damage in Glaucoma
Professor in Neuroscience and Ophthalmology
University of Montreal

Gregory S. Hageman, PhD, FARVO

Joseph M. Bryan Lecture

April 21, 2022
Gregory S. Hageman, PhD, FARVO
Toward the Development of Gene-directed Therapies for Early Stage Age-related Macular Degeneration
Gregory S. Hageman, PhD
John A Moran Presidential Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine
Director, Moran Center for translational Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah